Why Does Sony Fear Free Publicity?

“Don’t protest, you’re just giving them free publicity!” That is the advice that the anti-blasphemy protester must often endure when organizing protests in front of theaters. The conventional wisdom is that controversy generates interest. And interest will in turn only … Continue reading

Why We Must Defend Old Glory

Throughout our history, our flag has always played a key role. Our fondness for this national symbol cannot be dismissed as mere sentimental attachment. Rather, the flag somehow calls upon us to look beyond our individual concerns and grasp the … Continue reading

A Call to Reject The Da Vinci Code

Few things merit more rejection than affirming that which is not true. Such an act offends the object of the attack and betrays the trust of those who hear it. The gravity of the offense is magnified when the object … Continue reading

A Catholic Response to a Cultural Revolution

If there is a place to discuss the cultural crisis in Western civilization, the restored fourteenth-century Carthusian Charterhouse in Gaming, Austria is certainly the setting. From its austere origins, the monastery has weathered a number of cultural crises – the … Continue reading

“Getting a Life?”

Much has been said about Laura Bush’s performance at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Many were appalled by the ribald and bawdy remarks that seemed to target the very values that values voters hold dear. Others, however, were only … Continue reading

Resisting the Pressure: Poland is Not Alone

Speaking about the threat of same-sex marriage in Catholic Poland is a bit like talking about the need to prepare an inland country for a coming hurricane. For many Poles, homosexuality is simply not part of their daily experience; same-sex … Continue reading

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